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America Anonymous
Eight Addicts in Search of a Life
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Author(s) :
Benoit Denizet-Lewis
Pages :
342
Pub Date :
2009
Edition(s) at Erowid :
2009(hb,1st ed,fine/fine)
Publisher :
Simon & Schuster
ISBN :
0743277821
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"I couldn't put this book down. I was blown away by the remarkable cast of characters, who come fully alive in Benoit's gentle hands. He exposes and explodes a million myths about addiction, never succumbing to the temptation to make addiction--or recovery--less complex than it is. This unforgettable book is far more than a compilation of irresistible, artfully told stories about addicts. It's about truth, healing, survival, and hope."
-- David Sheff, author of Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction

"Benoit Denizet-Lewis writes with an impressive mix of transparency and compassion about the addict's eternal battle between will and action. He sees deep into the sadness of desperate people, and equally deep into the systems that redeem such sadness. This is an intimate, compelling volume."
-- Andrew Solomon, author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression

"This book reaches into the dark depths of the heart and soul of addiction by telling the stories of people who have struggled to find their way into the light of healing. It is a collage of potent experiences from ordinary people--women and men caught in the web of addiction whose fight for recovery will inspire anyone who reads Benoit's book."
-- William Cope Moyers, author of Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption